Aalolam (1982)

  • The Vet who slips through the cracks of his self-worth
  • The village squire and tomcat and the good doctor's nemesis
  • The demure and faithful wife, whose resolute faith becomes her husband's refuge

Aalolam (1982)

Fickleness” – (Lit. Translation)

Alolam was Bharat Gopy’s second movie with Mohan, after the successful Vida Parayum Munpe in 1981, based on a screenplay by John Paul and Mohan. Interestingly, Bharathan pitched in with the designs for print media publicity, and in a broader sense, the team was again at work. This was the only movie in Bharat Gopy’s career, in which he worked with KR Vijaya. As usual, complementing him on the narrative was Nedumudi Venu as (Kozhi) Kuttan Thamburan.

KR Vijaya
Nedumudi Venu
Bharat Gopy
Thodupuzha Vasanthy
TM Abraham
Director Mohan
Producer OM John and Brothers
Banner St.Joseph Cine Arts
Screenplay John Paul, Mohan
Dialogues John Paul, Mohan
Lyrics Kavalam Narayana Panicker
Music Ilayaraja, Kavalam Narayana Panicker
Singers KJ Yesudas, S Janaki, Nedumudi Venu, Kalyani Menon, Kavalam Sreekumar
Background Music Ilayaraja
Cinematography K Ramachandrababu
Editing G Venkittaraman
Art Direction PC Mani
Design Bharathan
Distribution Century Release

Bharat Gopy in Alolam (1982)

Dr Mukundan Menon is the new village Vet, who has brought along his family to the tranquil village. It doesn’t take long for Thamburan, one of the last surviving feudal squires of the hamlet and the unapologetic tomcat of the village to befriend the family and ease himself into the good doctor’s inside circle of influence. For long nursing the private grief of a barren marriage between the couple, it doesn’t take long for the (Kozhi) Thamburan to pick up the signals and slowly introduce the doctor to his philosophy of life.

The impressionable doctor soon finds that his company with the Thamburan is going to exact a heavy price that would cost him his sanity, his marriage and his self-respect.

A Movie Clipping from Aalolam (1982)

Aalaayaal Thara Venam

Singer : Nedumudi Venu   |   Lyrics : Kavalam Narayana Panicker   |   Music : Kavalam Narayana Panicker

Aalolam Peeli

Singer : KJ YesudasKavalam Sreekumar   |   Lyrics : Kavalam Narayana Panicker   |   Music : Ilayaraja

Ambathombathu Penpakshi

Singer : KJ YesudasKalyani Menon   |   Lyrics : Kavalam Narayana Panicker   |   Music : Ilayaraja

Thanal virikkan kudanivarthum

Singer : S Janaki   |   Lyrics : Kavalam Narayana Panicker   |   Music : Ilayaraja

Veene Veene

Singer : S Janaki   |   Lyrics : Kavalam Narayana Panicker   |   Music : Ilayaraja

Bharat Gopy and Nedumudi Venu

Image credits : Kollam Mohan & P Krishnankutty

Courtesy : www.nanaonline.in

Bharat Gopy as Dr Mukundan Menon : An Overview.

Bharat Gopy in Alolam

Dr Mukundan Menon is the quintessential domestic partner of his demure and timid wife, who even finds a change of attire from her usual, staid wardrobe an unbearable and disorienting process. It doesn’t take long for Kuttan Thamburan to hack away at the walls of social mores the doctor has built around himself by conditioning and exposing his malleable will within. Though he takes the easy road to Bohemia on the advice of his new-found comrade, his real test of integrity and self-worth proves that he is built of sterner stuff, and that the institution of marriage, as defined by his life, is invaluable when compared to the relative interpretations fed to him all along by his tomcat friend-in-residence.

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  1. Very touching movie.The performance of Mr Gopi & Mr Nedumudi Venu were amazing.

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